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Correctional Health Services

Correctional Health Services Careers Join our dedicated, compassionate team and make a difference!

Correctional Health Services (CHS) is a province-wide, specialized program providing care for clients who are incarcerated in one of BC’s 10 provincial correctional facilities. People who are incarcerated are often in poorer health than the general population, and are more likely to live with chronic illness. CHS is part of the BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) program under the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). Treating adult clients across the province within the correctional centres, CHS provides health care services including medical and nursing care, primary care, mental health and substance use treatment support, basic emergency response services, opioid antagonist treatments and care, dentistry, and post-discharge supports.

We believe everyone deserves a chance to access healthcare treatments and heal, and CHS offers a non-judgemental place to help make that happen.

Safety First for your Career in Correctional Health Services Employee Experience

Join our team where you can live and work in your community, positively influence a client’s journey down a new path, and see the difference you can make as you serve the diverse populations of the BC Corrections system. We have a large team across many areas of opportunity and want to share with you some of our team members’ first-hand experiences. You can also learn more about CHS on the BCMHSUS website.

Physicians in Correctional Health Services

Our Physicians work with world-class teams in supporting mental health and substance use across BC. We’re looking for experience in addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry—grow your medical career with us at Correctional Health Services. Work with a multidisciplinary team and receive the level of nursing and administrative support you need.

Chs Physician Jobs

We provide Correctional Health Services in all the Provincial Correctional Facilities across B.C. Locations include:

  • Kamloops
  • Prince George
  • Surrey
  • Victoria
  • Maple Ridge
  • Chilliwack
  • Abbotsford
  • Nanaimo
  • Port Coquitlam
  • Oliver

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With almost 20,000 employees working on a full-time, part-time or casual basis across the province, you will be part of a highly-specialized community of professionals focused on one thing: caring for the patients we serve across our diverse groups of care.

As a PHSA employee, you may be eligible for a comprehensive health benefits package, relocation assistance as well as continued education and specialty training.

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"This is a fantastic place to learn and grow as a nurse. I had only been a nurse for a year when I started here." Jennifer Gill Licensed Practical Nurse, Alouette Correctional Centre for Women
"We have a really robust health care system within corrections. We have what we call our Mental Health and Substance Use team and it’s made up of allied health professionals as well as nurses, and that includes Mental Health Coordinators, Concurrent Disorder Counsellors, Addictions Counsellors, Access and Transition Nurses who do a lot of discharge planning work, Mental Health & Substance Use Nurses, Social Workers as well as Support Workers" Shannon Petovello Mental Health Coordinator, Alouette Correctional Centre for Women
"Corrections was something different, so I tried it, and I never left. Kelsey Holzworth Registered (Clinic) Nurse, Prince George Regional Correctional Centre

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